OUR MISSION FOR CHILDREN:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
We take these commands very seriously. We aim to create an environment where discipleship takes place. We want to train the child's mind, body and soul so he or she can become a well-rounded disciple of the Lord.
At Common Ground, every kid is a SUPERKID! God wants to do SUPER things in the lives of these kids and we are excited to be a part of that.
Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
The greatest hope for our future is raising Godly children. They are not only the church of tomorrow, but also the church of today. It is no wonder God places the responsibility of investing spiritually in the lives of children on the parents. Concerning the biblical principles from parents to children, God says in Deuteronomy 6:7, Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, and when you lie down and when you get up. The Children's Ministry is part of the church at large and as such believes the best way to impact kids for Christ is to reach their parents. The church does not seek to usurp God-given responsibility of parents to raise Godly children, but rather to partner with and assist them in their role.
The Superkids Ministry is:
- Excellent- In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were working for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
Fun - We seek to make bible learning and coming to church something the kids look forward to week after week and something they want to invite their friends to participate with them. For the Word of God is living and active…. Hebrews 4:12
Creative - We believe ministry to children should be accomplished in the most creative and innovative way possible. We serve a God who created the universe in all its creative and artistic detail. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth… Genesis 1:1
Loving - Love is the underlying motive for every activity and interaction we have in the Children's Ministry. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 1 John 4:7
Age Appropriate - For children to understand and connect with the things of God, they must learn in a relevant and applicable way. …I have become all things to all people. I did this so that I could save some of them in any way possible. 1 Corinthians 9:22
Safe - We believe greater ministry happens when we have gained the trust of the parents and children. The Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need. Psalm 23:1
Spirit-Led - We believe that a Spirit-led ministry produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) in the lives of the volunteers and the children. We also believe that the Spirit will always point to Jesus through teaching of God's Word, worship, prayer, fellowship and evangelism.